Georgia's Most Beloved Christmas Tradition
A beloved Christmas tradition shines even brighter! This holiday season, discover the brand-new Tree of Traditions, a 40-foot Pixel Pine Tree, lighting up festive winter nights in Callaway Christmas Village. Step out of your car and into a real-life Winter Wonderland of twinkling lights, oversized ornaments and a forest of perfectly decorated trees. Then climb aboard the Jolly Trolley for a dazzling journey along the classic seven-mile Fantasy In Lights drive-through experience, illuminated with 10 million twinkling lights and 17 dazzling Christmas scenes! Discover 2,500 acres of Christmas cheer with your family only during Fantasy in Lights.
We went to Fantasy in Lights. It was excellent. I went when it first opened. They have added a few things since 30 years have past. This was my fiance first time and she loved it.
The grandkids loved the Christmas lights. So much to do there. We’ve never been. Hope to go back in the summer to the lake!
Don’t miss this holiday favorite brought to you by Callaway Gardens! #holiday #familyfun
What an awesome place! Visited for Fantasy in Lights, and absolutely loved everything about it! The Lodge was so clean and comfortable, food and service was also exceptional! Hope to return sometime for a longer stay!
Went here for a trip sponsored by the military with my husband, this place was beautiful!! Food was great, staff was very great & respectful as well. The scenery was amazing, coming back again for our 8yr anniversary.
Get photos with jolly Saint Nick in his workshop, where he'll be greeting the little ones on his nice list!
Step inside the Christmas Market for to start your holiday shopping, visit with Rudolph and friends, and tell Santa what is on your Christmas List!
Snap some photos with Rudolph, Bumble, Clarice and Yukon Cornelius, but be sure to save time for Santa. Look for jolly Saint Nick in his workshop, where he'll be greeting the little ones on his nice list!
Discover Christmas Cheer On The Jolly Trolley.
Step Into The Spirit Of The Season
Choose to see the lights from the comfort of your own personal vehicle. Buy tickets in advance online to save time.
Step inside the Christmas Market for some extra holiday cheer! Stop for a steaming cup of hot chocolate, some seasonal shopping, and maybe even a meet-and-greet with some classic characters.
A reverent and inspiring telling of Jesus’ birth accompanies inspirational music and an orchestrated lights presentation. Your heart and spirit will soar as the true meaning of Christmas is conveyed.
Festive music fills the air as you cruise past 16 illuminated scenes, featuring a brand-new Enchanting Tunnel of Lights that surrounds your family with a colorful array of dancing lights.
Magical Field of Lights is nearly two-football fields long and features a Christmas tree over 10 stories tall. The tallest Christmas tree in the South!
Load up the family car or hop aboard the Jolly Trolley and let us do the driving. A jaunt through this avenue of colorfully lit trees marks the beginning of an unforgettable five-mile odyssey full of moments to be cherished with loved ones.
Two giant soldiers stand majestically at attention as you enter a scene that hearkens back to childhood with a rocking horse, a top, an airplane, a teddy bear and much more.
Feel the chill as you enter this Winter Wonderland and are encased by a softly swirling snowfall.
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One-day admission to Callaway Gardens includes the Birds of Prey Program, Butterfly Center, and Fantasy In Lights Festivities!
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Fantasy In Lights ticket includes one trip through the full Lights show with the option – at no additional cost – to ride the Jolly Trolley or within your personal vehicle.
All ticket holders receive one complimentary day admission per ticket to visit Callaway Gardens during prior to your Fantasy In Lights showtime (a $25 per adult value).
Tickets allow you access to the Christmas Village to enjoy Santa, shopping, dining and more; open daily at 4 p.m.
When booking a Fantasy In Lights Overnight Package, including daily Callaway Gardens Admission, trolley ride through Fantasy In Lights, a personal shuttle to Christmas Village and a stay in our beautiful resort accommodations.
Fantasy in Lights is a light and sound spectacle that is more than 30-year Christmas tradition. What started as a drive-through experience three decades ago continues to expand year after year. New in 2023, the critically acclaimed event debuts the shimmering Tree of Traditions. Decked in thousands of lights, this towering four-story evergreen brings beloved Christmas sights and sounds to life in a new show.
NO! There is also a walkthrough experience, the Callaway Christmas Village. Walk through a forest of twinkling lights, gigantic snowflakes and larger-than-life ornaments enchant your whole family. Stroll through a forest of picture-perfect trees on Christmas Tree Lane and stop for hot chocolate, seasonal shopping and character meet-and-greets with Rudolph, Santa and more at the Christmas Market!
In addition to the famed seven-mile drive, families continue to immerse themselves in the season at the Callaway Christmas Village, a brilliantly lit walk-through experience. A 50-foot-tall Christmas Tree sings jolly tunes for the whole family, and a 75-foot-long glowing Christmas Tunnel lights the way to the Winter Wonderland Walkway, a forest of twinkling lights, and larger-than-life Christmas scenes featuring gigantic snowflakes, towering nutcrackers, and more Christmas surprises.
This beloved tradition was inspired years ago by Virginia Callaway’s love of Christmas lights. It started as a drive-through experience three decades ago and continues to expand year after year.
One of the best things about Callaway is a visit can fit any family budget. In addition to offering value nights, Fantasy in Lights ticketholders can come early in the day to participate in Callaway’s activities including watching the Birds of Prey show, visiting the Butterfly Center, biking, hiking, ziplining, and simply exploring. And while we have eateries and dining options throughout the resort cost-conscious families can also bring their picnics.
Guests can order tickets online at www.callawaygardens.com, by calling 1.800.CALLAWAY (225.5292), or in person at Will Call. We highly suggest ordering online in advance to ensure that guests receive the timeslot they want. We cannot guarantee early timeslots for in-person buying.
See HERE for prices for adults and children ages 3-12. Children younger than 3 are admitted free and are not required to have a ticket.
Tickets are nonrefundable due to weather conditions or any other reason. In the event of rain, Trolley ticket holders who do not wish to ride the Trolley do not have to exchange their tickets to drive through in their car, they just need to get in line at the queue lot.
Tickets are valid only for the day and time slot for which they were purchased. Guests may exchange tickets for another day or a time slot based on availability at the time changes are made. This must be done before arrival by calling by calling 1.800.CALLAWAY (225.5292), or visiting the information center.
Depending on availability during the guest’s desired time slot, the mode of transportation may be changed and new tickets will be issued. This must be done before arrival by calling by calling 1.800.CALLAWAY (225.5292), or visiting the information center. In-person exchanges at Will Call may result in later ticket times.
Guests can enter Trolley Loading or the queue lot for personal vehicles any time during their hour time slot. For example, a ticket holder with a 6 p.m. Trolley time must be in line before 7 p.m. Guests who miss their designated time slot must go to Will Call and exchange their tickets either for the next available time slot or for another date.
Yes. Fantasy In Lights tickets include a one-day admission to Callaway Gardens anytime through January 1, 2024.
Guests who are driving their vehicles through Fantasy In Lights may have pets in the vehicle with them. However, pets are not permitted in the Christmas Village or anywhere else in the Robin Lake Beach area.
Fantasy In Lights opened in 1992 with five scenes. Since then, it has grown to 18 lighted scenes (2 being at Robin Lake Beach) with music and many with animation.
More than 10 million. This is equivalent to the number of lights on more than 26,000 standard 6-foot-tall Christmas trees. If you connected all of the light strings used in Fantasy In Lights, they would stretch 731 miles – long enough to outline the state of South Carolina or stretch them from Pine Mountain to Baltimore, Maryland!
The Fantasy In Lights drive-through drive is approximately seven miles, which takes 45 minutes minimum.
Yes, there will be courtesy carts running from the circus tent to Trolley Loading.
There will be one at the Sandbucket, one in QLot, and one by Trolley Loading.
Only trained service animals, defined by the ADA as dogs and miniature horses, are allowed inside buildings, on the sidewalk and beach at Robin Lake Beach, and on Trolleys. Comfort animals, emotional support animals, and therapy animals are not considered service animals and are not permitted in these areas. Service animals must be under the owner’s control, leashed or harnessed, and housebroken. Fantasy In Lights allows service animals on the Jolly Trolley under these conditions. However, they are not allowed in public swimming venues or within 4 ft of the water on wet decks, as per Georgia State Pool Regulations. Owners are responsible for waste disposal. For detailed ADA regulations on service animals, visit https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html.